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    Please Give Feedback on Entity Framework Docs

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    We rely on your feedback to help define and improve the Entity Framework documentation. Please feel free to send feedback to the documentation team regarding any of the following issues: · When a topic is particularly effective or ineffective. · When...
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    Entity Framework for DBAs

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    There are two new data access technologies coming out of Microsoft in the coming year that have particular interest for DBAs: the Entity Framework and LINQ to SQL. Both of these technologies are going to radically change the access patterns that you see...
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    Entity Framework Tools CTP : Package Load Failure Workaround

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    A few people have run into a Package Load Failure error after installing the Entity Framework Tools. As a workaround to this issue, please follow the below instructions: Issue Visual Studio displays a Package Load Failure error message for Package 'Microsoft...
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    Entity Framework Beta 2 & the 1st Entity Framework Tools CTP Released!

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    The long awaited Entity Framework Beta 2 and the accompanying Entity Framework Tools CTP have been released! Beta 2 of the Entity Framework includes many great improvements and added features since the last release of the June CTP, including: ...
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    Entity Framework Beta 2

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    With the release of Visual Studio 2008 (Orcas) Beta 2, there have been a number of questions around the timing and availability of the Entity Framework. As previously announced, the ADO.NET Entity Framework will be shipped as a small, incremental update...
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    Entity Framework June CTP Documentation

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    The Visual Web Developer Express Edition only limitation in the Entity Framework June CTP means that WinForms examples in the Entity Framework June CTP Documentation , such as the examples in QuickStart , Getting Started , and Samples , topics can only...
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    ADO.NET Entity Framework June 2007 CTP now available

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    UPDATE: Added note about removing previous versions before installing this CTP. The ADO.NET Entity Framework June 2007 CTP is now available. This CTP contains updates to the ADO.NET Entity Framework since the Visual Studio Codename "Orcas" Beta 1 release...
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    Database Vendors Discuss the Entity Framework and LINQ at TechEd

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    Last Friday at TechEd in Orlando I was joined by a core set of database vendors and provider writers in a chalk talk focused on plugging 3 rd party databases into the ADO.NET Entity Framework and LINQ. After a brief overview of the provider architecture...
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    EntitySQL

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    Earlier posts (Jan 30 & Feb 12) introduced the Entity Data Model (EDM). This model is heavily influenced by the entity/relationship idiom, incorporates entity inheritance, and may be mapped to both relational and programming language concepts. ...
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    Are you Attending TechEd???

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    The ADO.NET will be conducting a focus group on LINQ/EDM at TechEd 2007 to help define the direction of LINQ to Entities. If you are interested in participating, please check out the details below: Subject: Share your perspectives and help shape...
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    ADO.NET at the Advisor Summit

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    Last week at the Advisor Summit conference I gave a talk introducing new LINQ functionality being introduced in the Orcas timeframe (and beyond). As you probably know if you've been reading this blog regularly, LINQ functionality will begin to ship...
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    Mapping 101: Part 2 - Association Mapping

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    Continuing along with posts on the essentials of Entity Framework mapping (see Mapping 101: Part 1 ), we’ll next take a look beyond the basics of mapping containers and sets which are essential in every model and start to look at more complex scenarios...
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    Astoria and Jasper on Channel 9

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    A couple of weeks ago, the Astoria and Jasper teams sat down (separately) with Charles Torre of Channel 9 to discuss each of these new products. To view an indepth Astoria whiteboard session with Pablo Castro check out http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost...
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    Project Codename "Jasper" - Announced at Mix 07

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    This week at Mix 07, Shyam Pather and Sam Druker will present Microsoft Codename “Jasper”, an ADO.NET incubation project for building quick, clean and iterative applications! Building data-serving applications can be cumbersome and time consuming, requiring...
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    Project Codename "Astoria" - Announced at Mix 07

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    Today at Mix 07, the ADO.NET team will speak for first time about an incubation project that they have been working on, Project Codename "Astoria". With the announcement of Microsoft Silverlight and technologies like AJAX, a new wave of web applications...
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    ADO.NET Entity Framework Update

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    Microsoft is deepening its investment in the ADO.NET Entity Framework as a critical piece of Microsoft’s Data Platform vision. Based on the need to align with requirements from key internal partners that are building on the Entity Framework, along with...
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    Entity Framework Orcas Beta 1 - EDM Wizard Fixed

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    Late last week, after bits had been finalized, we found a bug in the ADO.NET Entity Data Model Wizard that shipped with Visual Studio “Orcas” beta 1. The problem has now been corrected. Please download and install the patch available at: http:/...
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    ADO.NET Entity Framework - Orcas Beta 1

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    What else do you need to know about the Entity Framework? We've documented basic syntax and provided a few samples. How can we improve the documentation? Send us scenarios you want to implement. Orcas Beta 1 contains the ADO.NET Entity Framework...
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    Orcas Beta 1 - Now Available

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    Orcas Beta 1 is available for download! Check out the Visual Studio Downloads page for more info.
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    .NET Rocks with the ADO.NET Team!

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    Daniel Simmons, ADO.NET Dev Lead, recently sat down with Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell of .NET Rocks to talk in depth about the new ADO.NET Entity Framework. Check out Show #226 and learn more about Microsoft's vision for the Entity Framework long...
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    EDM Wizard and Designer Featured in VSLive! San Francisco Keynote

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    Britt Johnston, Director, Data Programmability at Microsoft gave a Keynote speech this morning at VSLive in San Francisco. In his presentation, Britt spoke largely about the idea of Conceptual Data Programming and Microsoft's vision for Data Access: raising...
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    ADO.NET Orcas: Sample Provider

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    Last month, the ADO.NET team hosted a number of ADO.NET Data Provider writers on campus to present information on how to enhance an existing provider to support the Entity Framework features in the upcoming Orcas release. To help provider writers who...
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    Inheritance in the Entity Framework

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    One of the coolest features of the ADO.NET Entity Framework is the ability to use inheritance in your database! Very cool, but what does it mean, and why is it important? War of the worlds Relational The world of relational data is based...
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    101 LINQ Samples Updated

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    The 101 LINQ Samples that were included in the March CTP have now been updated to include the 101 LINQ to Entities Samples. To check out the newest samples (updated April 17th) download from here . Cheers, Elisa Johnson Data Programmability Community...
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    Using Stored Procedures for Change Processing in the ADO.NET Entity Framework

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    Most people who’ve played with the ADO.NET Entity Framework eventually ask whether they can replace the SQL statements it generates with stored procedures of their own. This is important in many applications because direct table access is not allowed...
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